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Raiders' Stadium Renamed Overstock.com Coliseum, Irony Ensues

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The Oakland-Alameda Coliseum Authority has announced a deal that would rename the home stadium of the Raiders and A's to Overstock.com Coliseum.

Ironic?

The Raiders had the lowest home attendance in the NFL last year averaging 46,431 attendees per game at home, a 73.7 percentage. The A's didn't exactly do so great themselves, finishing the season with the second to lowest attendance in the MLB, with an average of 17,511 attendees per game (a 40.1 percentage).

We wonder if this means there will be plenty of those extra tickets on Overstock.

The agreement will likely run for six years at $7.2 million, and though the company is trying to rebrand itself as O.co, according to Yahoo, the name will be hard to shake. While the NFL has largely avoided somewhat ridiculous naming deals like this, the current Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum is set to have its name changed for the coming season through the next 6 years.

According to the NFL, Overstock does have a potential out in 2013, when both team's leases expire, if they chose to move.

The coliseum hasn't had a sponsor since 2008.

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